Stocks continued their December rally Thursday, led by banks and homebuilders, following a handful of positive economic reports that revived hopes of a stronger U.S. economy and news the European Central Bank was buying euro zone debt. Home Depot and Alcoa rose, while Cisco fell.
Has a rather optimistic note from Goldman Sachs out Thursday given bulls new reasons to run?
Stocks gained after a surprisingly upbeat report from the housing market and as a stream of stronger-than-expected retail sales reports signaled a bright start to the holiday season. Bank of America and Home Depot rose.
Stocks advanced after a handful of upbeat economic reports Thursday. John Buckingham, chief portfolio manager at Al Frank Asset Management and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management shared their best plays.
Stocks rose for a second day despite an unexpected rise in jobless claims, and news that the ECB would not be increasing its government bond purchases. Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan, and Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, shared their market outlooks.
Stocks ended 2 percent higher for the first trading day of the month, wiping out November's losses, after several economic reports gave investors confidence the U.S. economy is improving. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.
Stocks continued to soar more than 2 percent on the first day of December after news the Federal Reserve's regional survey showed growth is rising throughout most of the U.S. The market was strong from the start after an upbeat report on private sector jobs and news that manufacturing activity in China reached a seven-month high. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.
Clean tech IPOs will outperform, Congress will stumble on new energy legislation, corporate jet travel will rebound big time and China becomes the world leader in alternative energy.
Stocks climbed at the open after good news on private sector jobs added to better-than-expected manufacturing data from China, and a calmer tone in Europe, to lift investor sentiment. Home Depot and United Technologies rose.
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Stocks climbed Wednesday after positive news on private-sector jobs added to better-than-expected manufacturing data from China. Mario Gabelli, chairman, CEO and CIO of Gamco Investors, shared his market outlook and best investment advice.
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Stocks fell Tuesday as fear of contagion from the European debt crisis continued to rattle investors. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.
Stocks declined, but ended significantly off session lows, as financials gained and the dollar slipped, although investors remained concerned about the effectiveness of Europe's attempt to contain sovereign debt troubles. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
Stocks came back from session lows as financials gained, although the market remained lower amid continuing fears about Europe's ability to harness a credit crisis despite a weekend bailout agreement for Ireland. HP and Home Depot fell, while AmEx and BofA rose.
Stocks sank Monday as a strong start to the December holiday shopping season failed to counter investor concerns about the wider implications of debt burdens throughout Europe even as a final agreement was reached on Ireland's bailout fund. HP and Boeing slumped, while Bank of America rose.
Ah, no. But don’t be surprised if you hear this over and over again for the next six weeks.
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Considering the investor enthusiasm for the GM IPO, is it safe to say market momentum has shifted in favor of the bulls?